Aldi’s Montrose store to create 30 new jobs for town

Aldi's design plan for the new foodstore
Aldi's design plan for the new foodstore

Discount supermarket giant Aldi has submitted plans for a store in Montrose, which will create 30 jobs.

The German store bought the former Co-op shop on Basin View, which closed its doors on August 1 with 37 people losing their positions.

Aldi plans to demolish the existing building and erect a new foodstore.

The new outlet will create 30 full-time positions, according to the company.

Robert Stoddart, property director for Aldi Stores in Scotland, said: “I can confirm we have now lodged plans with Angus Council to build a new store in Montrose, having acquired the former Co-op in the summer.

“This is another major step forward in bringing the Aldi brand to Montrose shoppers but it is early days yet to speculate on a construction programme and opening date.

“We will, however, keep everyone up-to-date as matters progress through the planning process.”

Aldi’s proposed opening hours are between 8am and 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 7pm on Sundays.

The former Co-operative building had been a food store for 37 years - the Co-op opened in 2010 and previous to that it was run by Somerfield.